Commercial DWI The Results You Deserve, the Experience You Need

Commercial DWI Attorney in Rochester, NY

Retain an Experienced Rochester DWI Lawyer

While any DWI charge can carry serious consequences, the stakes are much higher for commercial drivers. Since these drivers are often behind the wheel of massive vehicles, they are held to a higher standard than the driver of your average passenger car.

If you are a commercial driver facing DWI charges in Rochester, it’s important to act quickly to protect your livelihood. I am Christopher K. Rodeman, a Rochester DWI defense attorney with more than two decades of experience in criminal law. As a former prosecutor, I have a unique understanding of how the state will build its case against you. More importantly, I know the most effective ways to get results on behalf of my clients.

You need a Rochester commercial DUI lawyer who’s ready to fight on your behalf. Call my firm today at (585) 928-4193 to get started.

The Penalties of a Commercial DWI Conviction

Commercial drivers are required to hold a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL), which they depend on to earn a living. For this reason, there is much more at stake in a commercial DWI case when compared with a standard one.

Commercial drivers cannot operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .04 or higher. If they are suspected of a DWI, the following penalties will apply:

First-time DWI conviction:

  • Fines up to $1000
  • CDL suspension of at least 1 year
  • Up to 1 year in jail

Chemical test refusal:

  • $550 fines
  • CDL suspension of at least 18 months

Chemical test refusal within 5 years of a previous DWI-related charge:

  • $750 fines
  • Permanent CDL suspension

As a result of a suspended CDL, there are typically many more “hidden” consequences of a conviction. Often, convicted drivers will lose their jobs and struggle to make ends meet as a result. Furthermore, a Rochester DWI conviction will stay on their driving record, making it harder to get a job once the license is reinstated. As such, it is crucial to hire a tough Rochester DWI defense attorney who will aggressively fight the charges against you.

Call My Firm for Tough Commercial DWI Defense in Rochester, NY

Many CDL drivers who are arrested for DWI make one crucial mistake: They think the charges against them cannot be beaten. In reality, a skilled Rochester commercial DWI defense lawyer such as myself can mount a strong defense on your behalf, and can frequently beat or reduce the charges against you. I can’t promise any specific results, but I can promise to fight tirelessly for your rights and freedom when you hire Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law.

Contact my firm at (585) 928-4193 to retain the aggressive, dedicated defense you need.

Why Hire Christopher K. Rodeman?

Dedicated to Providing Detailed Attention & Care to Each Case
  • Over 20 Years of Experience
  • Affordable Payment Plans
  • 24/7 Availability for Emergency Calls
  • Flat-Rate Pricing for Cases Involving DWI
  • Experience as a Special Assistant District Attorney
  • Former DWI Bureau Chief for Monroe County DA's Office


Helping Clients Move Forward

    Mr. Rodeman was able to get us the plea deal we needed from a difficult judge. He was honest and up front about the difficulties we could face, but prevailed to help us resolve our issue.

    - Ray

    Chris is down to earth, caring and understanding about the situation. He is very likeable and very well connected and never stops working for you until completion. Things turned out very favorable for us and we are grateful.

    - Boylin

    Chris made what could have been a horrible situation into a much more manageable one and in the process helped turn my life around as well.

    - Bob S

    Mr Rodeman knows the system and its players from his days as a prosecutor. He is extremely professional, non-judgemental, and so competent in court. I could go on and on about how much we appreciate his help in our case.

    - Kiki France-Perry

    He is truly a phenomenal lawyer.


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